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Waking above the clouds on a Sail Mor Summit Camp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO08xzvjqFU&t=1608s A fine adventure in the north west highlands late in the summer. The forecast was looking good but as I walked in past the waterfalls things didn't look too promising! How wrong I was! As I started ascending up the steep last slopes of Sail Mor...
by wilkiemurray
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Waking above the clouds on a Sail Mor Summit Camp
Replies: 1
Views: 368

knee deep snow - snow shoes required!

Video of snowy adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GGKLWoCb8g A heavy dump of snow late in the season was being followed by a high pressure system so I packed my bag and set the alarm early (really early) to head up what I think could be one of the best view points in Scotland. Heading up th...
by wilkiemurray
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:38 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: knee deep snow - snow shoes required!
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Arctic Scotland

With a heavy dump of late snow hitting Scotland, I packed my snowshoes and headed for the Eastern Highlands... Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06aVkMDtUCc&t=456s Sometimes these hills get a bad press with some believing them to be a bit more benign than their western counterpart, but I of...
by wilkiemurray
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:59 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Arctic Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Re: Walking above the clouds and through the inversion

Hi Murray Cracking report, as always. It was great to bump into you on Druim Tarsuinn! We were on the way down and you were approaching the summit. A truly fabulous day. :D :D Hi Bruno, what great day that was - good to meet you too near the top. You were the first people I had seen all day and I d...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:12 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Walking above the clouds and through the inversion
Replies: 2
Views: 452

A long drop between the mountains

A night in the van allowed me to get up at first light and cycle along Glen Dessary to the point where the bike was stored for my return. Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkQCznImF9o&t=10s The cycle in was fantastic with low lying mist carpeting th efloor of Glen Dessary. The sun was shin...
by wilkiemurray
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A long drop between the mountains
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Walking above the clouds and through the inversion

Another long hike and three more Corbetts... Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgLUPAgjCHk&t=919s Leaving from the van on a driech murky morning my spirits soon lifted when I became aware that I may be able to climb up through the cloud to the sunshine and blue skies. I ended up reversing ...
by wilkiemurray
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Walking above the clouds and through the inversion
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Summit Wild Camp and 3rd time lucky on Geal Charn !

After two previous failed attempts at getting to the top of Geal Charn, I felt lucky on my third attempt. I packed my wild camping gear and set off for a summit camp.... Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRR9YUq7utI&t=782s The weather was superb the only real downside was the hoards of...
by wilkiemurray
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summit Wild Camp and 3rd time lucky on Geal Charn !
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Summit Wild Camp and 3rd time lucky on Geal Charn !

After two previous failed attempts at getting to the top of Geal Charn, I felt lucky on my third attempt. I packed my wild camping gear and set off for a summit camp.... Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRR9YUq7utI&t=782s The weather was superb the only real downside was the hoards of...
by wilkiemurray
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summit Wild Camp and 3rd time lucky on Geal Charn !
Replies: 0
Views: 250

View views down Loch Hourn from Buidhe Beinn

After a long few days kayaking into climb Ladhar Bheinn, I decided to leave the car at Kinlochhourn and head up Buidhe Bheinn. The forecast was not so good for the day ahead but to be honest, when I left the car things weren't too bad. There was a stiff breeze as I made my way up the hill but no rai...
by wilkiemurray
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: View views down Loch Hourn from Buidhe Beinn
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Kayak in to Barrisdale Bay -then up Ladhar Bheinn Knoydart

Arrived late.... eaten alive by local inhabitants Slept in car woke in middle of night Paddled to Barrisdale Bay Set camp Hiked Ladhar Bheinn Slept in tent Paddled with the Dolphons back to Kinlochhourn Video is better than my description ;)! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dRBLDdEcCg&t=5s So...
by wilkiemurray
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Kayak in to Barrisdale Bay -then up Ladhar Bheinn Knoydart
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: Ben Lomond - by Kayak ;)

Hello! It's me again. Which kayak did you used to use in this trip? I want to buy one of them but i didn't kayaking before. Hi William - its called a scupper pro kayak - we got oursyear ago so not too sure if these specific ones are still available - lots on the markey though, depends if you want a...
by wilkiemurray
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Lomond - by Kayak ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Brandy Required on The Snub

Storm after Storm after storm seems to have been the weather pattern this winter and with another storm forecast for Saturday afternoon and evening, we decided to stay relatively low level and get home before it hit. Having been up Ben Tirran a few times, I am ashamed to say that I haven't visited L...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Brandy Required on The Snub
Replies: 0
Views: 568

A morning on Stac Pollaidh

A fine , fine morning on Stac Pollaidh :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpeS7nBN2W8&t=632s
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A morning on Stac Pollaidh
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Riding out the storm in the tent for a splendid sunrise

Video of fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR4JamAj8GE&t=191s Meeting up with Ray and we headed for Inverlochlarig. he winds were forecast to die down early afternoon , but as we found out - this didn't happen !! One of the windiest afternoons and evenings I have endured in the tent! However,...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Riding out the storm in the tent for a splendid sunrise
Replies: 0
Views: 992

From Blizzards to Fog Bows on Quinag

Video of Fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehY1EJOxfTw&t=5s After a rather stormy few days the forecast was looking reasonable and from my base in Lochinver, I decided to test the forecast on Quing - turned out not too bad - what a fantastic day. Started off in Blizzards but my timing couldn'...
by wilkiemurray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: From Blizzards to Fog Bows on Quinag
Replies: 3
Views: 960
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